Facing data scientist shortage, organizations turn to ML automation and embedded analytics

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Data-driven insights are wholly dependent on the ability of enterprises to collect and analyze data for actionable information about customers, markets, product development, and operations. Up until recently this has meant hiring data scientists who know how to create machine-learning algorithms, build predictive computing models, integrate data from multiple sources (including unstructured data), and uncover […]

Driving operational excellence through automation in the utilities sector

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At a time when energy commodity prices are at all-time lows, operational excellence has become a necessity for utilities to remain competitive. Tight profit margins combined with recent significant shifts in power system supply and demand fundamentals have increased the urgency for utilities to invest in automation with an aim to achieving operational excellence. This […]

Overcoming barriers to business transformation – reflections on our enterprise survey

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About that business transformation journey that companies are on … what’s really happening? Are companies making real progress toward their transformation goals or are they stuck in a holding pattern? Are they believers or doubters? Leaders or followers? Our recent global survey of business leaders, “Connecting digital islands: Bridging the business transformation gap,” would suggest […]

A look at NASA’s Future of Work study

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NASA has a mandate to explore space. And, apparently, it also has time to ponder the future of work right here on Earth. Over the past year, the space agency has been publishing excerpts from its Future of Work study. Nick Skytland, who heads NASA’s Future of Work initiative, identifies eight themes that comprise what […]

How to define yourself in the workplace of the future

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I almost switched the headline above from “how to define yourself” to “how to brand yourself,” but I don’t think it’s healthy to people to view themselves as a product — because in the age of automation and artificial intelligence (AI), it is our humanity that gives us value. That’s the point made by Aaron […]

Retraining employees is an investment, not just a cost

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Amazon’s announcement in July that it will spend $700 million to retrain one-third of its U.S. workforce by 2025 should be a wake-up call to those who are doing little or nothing to prepare for the impact of automation and smart machines on how enterprises operate and how people do their jobs. And when I […]

Por qué el “diseño para operaciones” es esencial para las TI basadas en servicios

Para afrontar la transformación digital y mejorar su rendimiento, las empresas están adoptando una estrategia de “diseño para operaciones” para el desarrollo y distribución de software. Con “diseño para operaciones” queremos decir que el software está diseñado para ejecutarse continuamente, con actualizaciones incrementales frecuentes, que se pueden realizar a escala. Este enfoque tiene en cuenta […]

If you can’t think strategically, you may be out of a job

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A new study from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) underscores the daunting training challenges facing organizations and employees around the world in adapting to job requirements in the workplace of the future. OECD research projects roughly one-third of jobs (32%) in the 32 countries analyzed “are likely to see significant changes in […]

Why a “design for operations” approach is essential for service-based IT

To deliver on digital transformation and improve business performance, enterprises are adopting a “design for operations” approach to software development and delivery. By “design for operations” we mean that software is designed to run continuously, with frequent incremental updates that can be made at scale. The approach takes into consideration the end-to-end costs of delivering […]

Bases de una plataforma de negocio digital

Cualquier empresa moderna utiliza hoy una plataforma de negocio digital como base principal de sus aplicaciones digitales. Este tipo de infraestructura digital proporciona la agilidad necesaria para poder construir y soportar el carácter dinámico de las aplicaciones modernas. Pero, ¿cómo son estas plataformas? En general, se sustenta sobre tres grandes pilares; inteligencia, orquestación y automatización. […]